The government of Berlin is seeking to respond to the demands of a growing city by expanding its tram system, which functions as a means of transportation that is both environmentally and economically friendly.

The early and continuous integration and participation of citizens in the planning and implementation of new tram construction projects is indispensible, as it is to the advantage of both the planners as well as the citizens themselves. Through participation, planners can integrate local knowledge, be made aware of possible concerns, and prevent possible conflicts at an early stage of the planning process.

Under the leadership of Planergemeinschaft für Stadt und Raum eG, the nexus Institute is carrying out participation events with stakeholders and citizens on various tram lines in different planning stages between 2018 and 2022. In the first project phase, events were held on six tram lines. In the second project phase, further participation events are currently being held on five tram lines. The participation events with citizens is followed by online participation via

Duration: 06/2018 – 12/2022
Client: Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Mobilität, Verbraucher- und Klimaschutz (SenUMVK)
Team: Sabine Schröder (Project Manager), Wiebke Blum, Martin Schlecht, Carlo Thomsen
Project partners: Planergemeinschaft für Stadt und Raum eG

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